The buyout is leading the situation differently for Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca) and Kim Min-jae (36, Naples).
Kim Min-jae boasts the best defense in the league in the first season after transferring to Naples. He naturally formed links with Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham. There were also reports that Kim Min-jae could leave Naples next summer.
The reason Kim Min-jae’s transfer is open is because of the buyout. A buyout is a clause in which a player can freely negotiate with the club when a transfer fee is offered over a certain amount. Kim Min-jae also used the buyout clause when transferring from Fenerbahce to Naples.
The same goes for his contract with Napoli. Kim Min-jae signed a buyout contract with Napoli for 50 million euros (approximately 67.5 billion won). “The amount was not fixed at 50 million euros,” said Napoli. “It will depend on the size of the club he is offering a transfer to,” he said. The buyout could go up to 80 million euros (approximately 110 billion won).
Nevertheless, the teams who admired Kim Min-jae’s performance are in a position to pay the buyout. As a result, Napoli is seeking to renew the contract with Kim Min-jae. Napoli wants to delete the buyout, but Kim Min-jae is negative. After all, he is looking for ways to increase the buyout amount. For Napoli, it is a risk that the team’s key players can be missed with a low buyout amount. 스포츠토토
On the other hand, Lee Kang-in’s situation was different. Lee Kang-in received attention from Aston Villa and Atletico Madrid in the winter transfer market. Lee Kang-in wanted to accept his offer. However, Mallorca blocked all offers, and Lee Kang-in was angry at this and even unfollowed the club’s social media.
During this process, Lee Kang-in’s buyout situation was reported. Initially, Lee Kang-in’s buyout was known to be 17 million euros (approximately 22.7 billion won). However, Mallorca coach Javier Aguirre said, “Lee Kang-in’s transfer fee is 30 million euros (approximately 40 billion won), not 17 million euros.” General manager Pablo Ortes also said the amount was true.
The buyout is by no means a low amount for Lee Kang-in. It means that Mallorca highly evaluated Lee Kang-in’s ability, but on the contrary, it also contains the intention that he will not allow an easy transfer.
In other words, Kim Min-jae’s buyout led to a sufficient amount of money to invest, while Lee Kang-in’s high buyout became a stumbling block to his transfer.